Verb: float flowt
Noun: float flowt
- Be in motion due to some air or water current
"the boat floated on the lake";
- drift, be adrift, blow
- Be afloat either on or below a liquid surface and not sink to the bottom
- Set afloat
"He floated the logs down the river"; "The boy floated his toy boat on the pond"
- Circulate or discuss tentatively; test the waters with
"The Republicans are floating the idea of a tax reform"
- Move lightly, as if suspended
"The dancer floated across the stage"
- Put into the water
"float a ship"
- (masonry) Make the surface level or smooth
"float the plaster"
- Allow (currencies) to fluctuate
"The government floated the ruble for a few months"
- Convert from a fixed point notation to a floating point notation
- The time interval between the deposit of a check in a bank and its payment
- The number of shares outstanding and available for trading by the public
- A drink with ice cream floating in it
- ice-cream soda, ice-cream float
- An elaborate display mounted on a platform carried by a truck (or pulled by a truck) in a procession or parade
- A hand tool with a flat face used for smoothing and finishing the surface of plaster, cement or stucco
- plasterer's float
- Something that floats on the surface of water
- An air-filled sac near the spinal column in many fishes that helps maintain buoyancy
- air bladder, swim bladder
Derived forms: floated, floating, floats
Type of: artefact [Brit], artifact [N. Amer], change over, convert, display, drink, essay, examine, go, hand tool, interval, launch, locomote, move, presentation, prove, sac, smooth, smoothen, stock, test, time interval, transport, travel, trial, try, try out, value